FILE -Minister of Housing Moustafa Madbouly FILE -Minister of Housing Moustafa Madbouly

Plans of developing Sohag, Qena to kick off in January

Sun, Dec. 17, 2017
CAIRO – 17 December 2017: Minister of Housing Moustafa Madbouly held on Sunday a cabinet meeting to follow up on implementing steps ona number of development and service projects currently being carried out at the Upper Egypt governorates of Sohag and Qena.

The Ministers discussed means of funding by the World Bank to the local development program related to the Upper Egypt governorates, specifically Sohag and Qena, at a cost of $500 million. A proposed development plan for the first years of the program was approved, due to launch from January at the two governorates.

A report, which includes projects to be implemented in Sohag in eight sectors at a total cost of billion and L.E 120 million ($6.7 million), was reviewed during the meeting.

In the Sohag governorate, 14 projects will be carried out in the sewage sector and will benefit three towns as well as 12 villages. Ten projects will be implemented to develop industrial zones and technical support of the industrial communities in four towns, six projects for paving roads with high priority in six towns, three projects for backing local needs, four projects to develop archeological areas, two projects to extend drinking water to houses and two projects for medical and veterinary purposes, the report read.

In the Qena governorate, proposed projects to be implemented include five sectors at a cost of L.E 930 million. Five projects will be related to the sewage service that benefit five towns and 12 villages, eight projects for extending drinking water to houses that will benefit six town and nine villages, seven projects will be implemented within the technical support of Qena, eight projects to develop industrial zones and three projects to develop the technological infrastructure at the governorate.

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Minister of Local Development, as well as the Minister of Planning attended the meeting.
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